Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NaBloPoMo - The End

I can’t believe it’s over. Surprisingly participating in the official National Blog Posting Month was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Perhaps it’s because I have a brand spanking new job which allows me to get off work at a decent hour. Or I could chalk it up to the fact I participated in a dry run during March and knew what to expect. Whatever the reason, I am glad I successfully posted every day.

Ideas were one thing I never lacked during this challenge. I made a list of potential post ideas. I think I followed two – the intro post Nov. 1 and now this one. Too much happens in life to just plan what to write about. I try to go with the flow when inspiration hits.

Several of the posts were my favorites including, Bye, Bye Birdie, What’s Your Species and Treat Yourself. I do so love how I started writing about my post-new year’s theme adventures each week. My good friend Danity Kane was the inspiration for Protocol Confusion. And I think Ties that bind was probably one of the deepest things I’ve ever wrote. Good thing I only have about four regular readers or my reputation of being bubbly and light would be ruined.

The week of Thanksgiving was my e. e. cummings period. I just wrote without concern to punctuation, grammar or capitalization. It was a busy week and posting something was better than nothing. Maybe I’ll go back and ghost edit. Then again, maybe not.

Now that NaBloPoMo is done, I will definitely resume Writing Wednesday exclusively. However, I plan on writing another day as well. I won’t pin down an exact date yet. Think of it as a happy surprise. Hopefully this little exercise improved my writing somewhat. I have to keep my writing skills sharp since I don’t work at a newspaper anymore. The freelancing won’t be happening for a few more months. I need to focus on doing my new job the best way possible.

I’m done with NaBloPoMo challenges, at least for this year. I might participate in another challenge during May. On to the next big challenge – just enjoying life.


  1. You rock, Tones. I always look forward to your next post.